The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19??, May 30, 1930, Image 2

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    lli !ft.Mln,ftU flirt tattl
Mervyn Holt la ena-aa-ed ty a
man calling hlmnclt Maiaroft aa
a traveling companion. After a
ehort tour their put up at tha
Woodooclc Inn on Marratdale
moor. They meet, casually,- Mra,
Elphlnitona and Sheila Merchl
aon. Maiaroft tella Holt they ara
hia wife and daughter and that
hla real name I Merchlson. That
night Maiaroir (alia to return to
the Inn and hla disappearance la
unexplained. Holt meeta Sheila
and tella her of Mataroffa duap
pearanre. Holt la queatloned by
Police Sergeant Xlannera and a
reporter, Bownaa. MaiarolTa
murdered body la found. Crole,
MaiarofT'a lawyer, and May
thorne, prtYate detective, arrive.
Valuable dlamonda that Maiarott
usually carried are misting. A
gun, atolen from Musgrave, la
found at the acene of the mur
ader. Evidence at the Inquest
proves Maaaroff wae Merchtson.
H.'a will leavea all to Holt Her
man Kloop, close friend of Ma
larofT, la In London.
f . The Diamond World
! We found Mr. Kloop at half past
ten, leisurely finishing a lata break
fast, a little, dapper, Hebraic looking
lie appeared to take unusual Inter
est In me a we revealed our separate
Identities, and. I remembered then
pat the details of Maxaroffs will had
pome out in Postlethwalte's evidence
ft the Inquest, and that newspaper re-
ortert had been present
"I only arrived In London last
ght," he said, as we seated ourselves.
M read about Mararoff In the paper.
A strange affair, gentlemen I and yet
cot so strange as It seems. Uaxaroft
was a careless man. lie was too
ready sheer thoughtlessness, you
know to let people see what he had
on him. And he carried things that
I should have kept under lock and
kjey. However but tell me how did
yon find out that I was here?"
j''"We found these lettera of yours
In MazarofTs rooms at the Hotel
Cecil," replied Maythorne, producing
the letter case, "and Judging from
them that you were a very Intimate
friend of bis, I cabled to your address
In Cape Town yesterday morning, and
received a reply at night that you
were here. You have read up the
ease. Sir. Kloop V
"All that there is in these papers,"
replied Kloop. "I see the police sus
pect some local man a villager of no
very good reputation. May be so
but I should say, knowing what I do
f MaiarofT, that there Is something
deeper In the case than a mere vulgar
murder and robbery. Now, as I learn
from the newspaper accounts that Mr.
Holt was MazarofTs companion In his
north-country excursion, and with him
all the time at this Woodcock Inn, I
etiould like to ask Mr. Holt to tell me
two or three things questions that
occur to me, you know. Did you ever
notice anything to make you think
that you that is to say, that MazoroCt
was being followed tracked V
"I can't say that 1 ever did," said L
"You never, for Instance, noticed a
man, or men, who turned up with some
recularlty at the hotels you stayed
at?" he suggested.
"Well," I answered. T can only
tkluk of this that seems to have any
thing to do with your suggestion. We
stayed a night at Huntingdon our
first night I saw MazaroS talking,
evidently confidentially, to a man In
the smoking room late that night
Then, one day at York, I saw him in
conversation with the same mun in
York station."
"You'd know the man agalnT sug
gested Kloop.
"Oh, yes a young, falr-halred, fresh
complexloned man, very smartly
dressed," I said. "A man of probably
twenty-five, or so."
"Were there any other guests than
yourselves ot this Woodcock Inn?" In
quired Kloop,
"Staying there no," I replied.
"People came In, though, for lunch
people who were motoring north or
Kloop folded his hands on the table
and looked from one to the other
cf us.
"What Is In my mind," ho fnld. "Is
that Mazarofl may have been tracked
to this place, caught on that moor by
the man who had tracked him, and
done to death."
"For what he had on him?" sug
gested Crole.
"That or something like It," an
swered Kloop. "I see It's stated In
the papers from Mr. Holt's evidence
that he probably had a lot of money,
and his valuables on him. Hut do
you know If he had anything else
anything that would make a man re
sort to actual murder to gain posses
sion of?"
"We don't," answered Maythorne.
"The fact Is, Mr. Kloop, we came to
you hoping that you, as a close friend
of his, could throw n lot of light on
MazarofT. What, now, was he likely
to have on him?"
"I will tell you what I know of
MiiznrofT. It tnuy do some good but
I think the secret of this business will
be unearthed only by getting at Maza
rod's own doings between the time ho
arrived here In London and his mur
der at Murrasdule moor."
"You have read what was said at
the lnipjest about MazarolT being in
reality one Andrew Merchlson? Very
well do you know If he was Andrew
MerchlBon?" Maythorne usked.
ISIuitratlonf by IKIWIN MYERS
(, by Alfred i
W. N. TJ.
"I do not" replied Kloop, "But"
he added, with a quiet smile, "I dare
say he was. In fact I should con
clude he was the Andrew Merchlson
spoken of at the inquest He was a
bit of a mystery man. But I never
knew him as anything else than Sallm
MazarofT, and he never said a word to
me about his antecedents, during the
whole time of our friendship.
"When he first became known to me,
MaiarofT was what you mlnht terra a
general trader, or general speculotor
In commerce. But of late years, he
had given up all that and had turned
his attention exclusively to diamonds.
When he retired, and when he came
to England he had a certain deal, or
venture, or speculation on, and I am
Inclined to believe that it has more
than a little to do with his murder.
"Last winter MazarofT got hold of a
truly magnificent blue diamond. I
have seen the famous Blue Hope
MazarofTi stone was finer, both In
size and quality. It weighed, fifty-five
and a half carats: its color and bril
liancy were superb 1 I don't think
indeed I am sure It was not seen by
anyone but myself In Cape Town;
MazarofT sent It oft to England. He "
"To whom?" Interrupted Maythorne.
"That I do not know," replied
Maythorne produced the receipt for
the registered letter posted at Cape
Town and passed it over to him.
"Do you think that receipt has any
thing to do with the sending?" he
asked. "Look at the indorsement on
the back in MazarofTs writing."
Kloop examined the bit of paper
carefully! on both sides, and finally
passed it back with a satisfied nod
" doubt 1" he answered. "That
would be about the date. Sent It to
the London branch of his bank, to be
sure. The Indorsement proves it, too
what could be clearer? 'BL D. L
Blue Diamond One," of course."
"Why, 'Blue Diamond OneT asked
Maythorne. "Is there, or was there, a
Blue Diamond Two?"
Kloop smiled knowingly.
"Precisely what I am about to tell
you!" he answered. "There was!
in the end. And I feel convinced that
MazarofT had Blue Diamond Two, and
perhaps Blue Diamond One, on him
when be was murdered on the moor I
After he got hold of that first blue
diamond, he developed an almost
feverish craze to get a second. I
know that he got Blue Diamond One
for what yoa call, I believe In your
English phrase a mere song. But he
was so intent on getting another blue
diamond to match It that he told me
he was prepared to go to a great
length, a big price. In the end he got
what he wanted."
"Another?" exclaimed Crole.
"Another. And equally fine," re
plied Kloop. "I don't know, for he
wouldn't tell me, what he gave for It
But he got it and cot very long be
fore he sailed for England."
"You saw ltr asked Maythorne.
"I saw it yes," assented Kloop.
"So I have seen both. I don't think
anybody else has. Unless which I
suspect MazarofT has shown them
here, since his coming. He bad bis
eye on buyers In Europe,"
"Did he mention any particular buy
ers?" Inquired May.r.orne.
."He did not But he did tell me
that he had a man here, In London,
who did things for hlra, and who was
In touch with European and American
people of high degree that might be
Inclined to give a very fancy price for
the pair."
"And you feel sure that he first sent
Blue Diamond One to London, and
then brought Blue Diamond Two In
his own pocket?" suggested May
thorne. "I feel sure of that," said Kloop.
"I may say I'm certain of it And
since I have learnt these particulars
of his sad fate, I have wondered if
MazarofT did one of two things, or,
perhaps, both? The first did he get
talkative on board ship, end show his
second blue diamond to fellow passen
gers; the second, did he show it here
In London, amongst the fraternity?"
"The fraternity?" said Crole, "You
"I mean Hatton Garden," answered
Kloop, with a knowing smile. "Where,
as you must know, the greater part of
tha diamond transactions of this coun
try are carried out. It will surprise
me if MazarofT Is not to be heard oi
there! Come, gentlemen, I will wnlk
along the street with you , , . and
we will see!"
We made a little procession along
Holbnrn; Mr. Kloop and Maythorne
In front, Mr. Crole and myself in the
Kloop greeted a man whose fine
cloth overcoat was ornamented by a
luxurious fur collar and his black
satin stock by a blazing diamond pin.
They were evidently well acquainted
and met with much enthusiasm and
handshaking after which Kloop drew
his man aside. When, a few minutes
later, they parted, Kloop came to us,
shaking his bond.
"That's a man who knows this place
from top to bottom and end to end."
he remarked. "And he has not heard
of MazarofT and his blue diamonds.
That Inclines me to a further belief
In what I've been thinking all along
which Is that M:;arolT Intended, and
perhaps had In view a private deul
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with those stones did not intend them
to come on the market This Is tha
market! and that man knows noth
ing. But there are still other moo."
After that he dived Into several
offices, and spoke to other men whom
he met on the street but we got no
news of MazarofT.
"The fact Is evident," Kloop an Id,
as we once more sought the open
street "MazarofT has not visited
these regions during his stay lu Lon
don, I am convinced now that If he
showed his blue diamonds here it was
lu prlvute."
Then, saying that he must now at
tend to his own business, Kloop left
us. We three went to lunch.
"Well, we've got some Information,"
observed Maythorne as we settled
down at a corner table. "We've found
out about those diamonds. I figure
up the situation In this way : Aiaznroff
sent the first Blue Diamond One, as
"Were There Any Othsr Guests Than
Yourselves it This Woodcock Inn?"
Inquired Kloop.
we'll call it to his London bankers.
Now then did he send It for safety,
until his coming, or, did he send It
that it might be shown to a likely
customer? I think, to a likely cus
tomerI also think more. In view of
that cipher letter. I think that prob
ably for some time Armlntrade, then
at the Imperial Banking Corporation
of South Africa In London, had not
only had charge of MazarofTs cor
respondence with the bank, but had
corresponded privately with MazarofT.
I think that Armlntrade took charge
of Blue Diamond One till MazarofTs
arrival with Blue Diamond Two, and,
probably, during the Interval made In
quiries for a likely buyer of the pair.
"From all I bear of him, MazarofT
was an astute man. He probably fig
ured that there was a lot of men here
In England who, rightly or wrongly,
have made vast fortunes out of the
war. Such men as we well know
wont to set up In great style, or,
rather, they do set up In great style.
And the men have women there's
Lady Midas as well as Sir Gordons.
Now what does Lady Midas want
diamonds! What Is a fashionable
woman without diamonds? Her hair
may be false, and her skin as yellow
as parchment but she's going to have
diamonds glittering In one and on the
other. Now I reckon that MazarofT
knew all thnt, and that he considered
Lady Midas the customer he was look
ing for, eh?"
"Well no doubt you're not far
wrong," laughed Crole. "Now, If you've
got Lady Midas' address In your
"At present," observed Maythorne,
Many Republics Before
Probably the first government which
con be considered republican In form
was the ancient Israelltlsh common
wealth or republic, which lasted from
about 1101 B. C. to 1005 H. C. About
three centuries after this the Greek
states, of which Athens was chief, set
up what gradually came to be demo
cratlc republics. Ancient Curthnge
nnd Home were for n short period re
publics. During the Middle ages
many of the free cities of Italy and
Germany set up republics. Han
Mnrlno in ltuly Is now the oldest ex
Ming republic, while Switzerland has
exluted as a republic Mnee V-!!)l. Ac
cording to an article In the American
Cyclopedia, the degree of popular sov
ereignty In republics him varied very
widely In the past, most of the so
called republics having been ruled by
Moral Conveyed by Winter
The simplicity of winter has a deep
moral. The return of nature, after
such a career of splendor and prodi
gality, to habits so simple and bus
tere, Is not lost upon either the head ,
or the heart Burroughs, In "Touches
of Nature."
"Lady Midas Is found at a lot of ad
dresses. In the uwetlme, there's
spado work to be done In another
"It strikes me there are several
corners," said Crole, "Up to now,
we've had no light on that Mombasa,
affair. There can be no doubt that
Merchlson was on that ship, that ho
slipped away from it, leaving his
things behind, and got safely ashore
to disappear as Merchlson and reap
pear as MaiarofT. Now, why?"
"I should say because he wonted
to cut clear of Mrs. Merchlson, left
at home," said Maythorne, dryly, "lie
wanted her to think him dead 1 what
did it matter as long as ho was alive?
But I tell you he wits always a bit of
a mystery man, and I'd give a lot tu
know where he went, and with whom
he talked, and so on, that day after
ho and Holt struck the Woodcock. Ho
saw somebody that day who gove him
some Information about Mrs. Elphln
stone and Miss Merchlson he said as
much to you, didn't he?"
"He did." I admitted.
"Well who was that somebody?"
he asked. "That somebody who's
never come forward?"
Mnythoroe laid down his knife and
fork, and bent across the table to us.
"Suppose," he said, In a whisper,
meant to be mysterious and significant
"suppose eh? suppose It was bis
This suggestion aeemed to Impress
Crole even more than It Impressed me
bis mouth opened and he started.
But before he could say anything, a
young man came threading hi way
through the crowded room and made
for him. He bent down, handed Crole
a card, ond whispered something.
Crole looked at the curd nnd towards
the door. "Outside? waiting?" he
said. "Bring him In here, Holllnson."
Rolllnson one of Crole's clerks
went off, on ! Crole threw the card on
the table for us to look at It was a
very neat beautifully engraved card,
giving the name anil addn of Mr.
Adolf Frobenlus, SOS Bond street, W,
and a very neat, spick aud spun gentle
man followed It.
"Swell Jewelers In Bond street,"
whispered Crole, as Mr. Frobenlus,
ushered by the clerk, made bis way
to our corner; "client of mine, and
neighbor of mine, too lives near me
nt Wimbledon: smnrt man. Hallo,
Frobenlus!" be continued as he greeted
his visitor. "Ik-lighted yon ran me to
earth. Let me Introduce my friends
Mr. Maythorne; Mr. Mervyn Holt
I dare say" he added, with a sly
smile, "you've heard of both, before
"Of Mr. Maythorne, often," an
swered the Jeweler, with a polite bow.
"And of Mr. Bolt since I read In the
newspapers of the MazarofT affair.
Which offalr, Mr. Crole," he continued,
seating himself by the solicitor. "Is
whnt I have come to see you about."
"I thought so," said Crole. "Cm-sued
It nt once. We shall be glad of any
Information, Did you know Maza
rofT?" "I have rend a great deal In the
newspapers about this affair. And I
came along to see you, Mr. Crole, be
cause I am almost sure that not very
long ago, under rnther unusual cir
cumstances, I met Mr. MazarofT."
"Good!" exclaimed Crole. "But
you either did or you didn't Why
"Because," answered Frobenlus, "the
man whom I met was not Introduced
to me by any name. I Just met him.
However, he was a notable man ami
the description of MazarofT In the
pnpers corresponds with my recollec
tions. But I will give yon the facts.
During the past twelve months or so, I
have had business dealings with a Sir
Samuel and Lady Loeke. Sir Samuel
Is a self-made mnn; to be plain, he
mnde a vast fortune as a contractor
during the recent war; he Is, I gather,
n multi millionaire. About a year ago
be bought Lord Mulworthy's house In
Park lane. He and Lady Loeke
chiefly her ladyship have had exten
sive dealings with me in Jewelry ond
plnte. Lady Ixielie has bought a good
many Jewels from me.
That of United States
an aristocracy which Jealously gunrd
ed Its own rights but treated the mul
titude as little better than slaves.
"Beal republican government may be
snld to date from the American Dec
laration of Independence, and even In
the United States the government was
largely one of class until about the
second quarter of the Nineteenth cen
tury, when suffrage barriers beg.m to
break down."
Eliminating Ground Ivy
A simple and effective remedy for
ground Ivy on lawns has been found.
This consists of a single spraying
with sodium chlorate, using 1 to 2
ounces per gallon of water, nnd that
quantity of solution Is sufficient to
cover 100 square feet, providing a
pressure sprayer Is used. If applied
with a sprinkling enn, a trl rt more
notation will be needed, as that method
of application Is somewhat wasteful of
material. The leaves should be thor
oughly covered. The spray can he ap
plied any time during the summer
or fall. Since the spray discolors the
grass for a short time, H l perhaps
best to defer application until lute
A' cry In the nfcht may be tha
first warning that Baby his colic.
No cause for alarm i( Castoria Is
handy I This pure vegetable prep,
ant ion brings o ilck comfort, and
can never da tin alightest harm.
Always keep a bottle in the house.
It is the life and sensible thing
when children are ailing. Whether
h's the stomach, or the little
bowels; colic or constipations or
diarrhea. When tiny tongues aro
coated, or the breath it bad.
Whenever there's need of gentle
regulation. Children lovo the
Fills latermitilon
An Interiactio Is a song or chorus
or a short burlesque, ballet, operetta
or the like given between the acts
ot a play or opera.
AH must be earnest In a world
like ours. llorntlus Boiiar.
Old bachelors are women'a rights
and widowers are women's lefts.
when system is sluggish;
costs nothing to try
When your bowels need help, the mildeit thing
that will do the work is always the sensible choice.
Take a laxative that a family doctor hat used for all
sorts of cases of constipation. Dr. Caldwell's
Synip Pepsin is so pleasant to the taste, so
gentle in its action, it ts given children of tender
age and yet it is just as thorough and effective as
stronger preparations. Pure senna, and harmles
laxative herbs; ingredients that soon start a gentle
muscular action. Avoid a coated tongue, bad breath,
bilious headaches, etc. Every drug store has Dr.
Caldwcll'a famous prescription in big bottles. Or
hut urilt Dr. CalJwtWt Syrup Ptftn, Monlictllo,
111, for a frtt trial bottlt.
Trees Given Odd Shape
by Wandering Indians
In ancient days when wandering
tribes of Indians made their way
from Indiana north to the bunting
grounds of Michigan It was their
habit, when funning new trails, to
bend nnd tie the twigs along the lino
of march in such a manner that ns
they grew they retained the ahnpe. In
to which they we trained by the
savages. There are mnny of these
trull markers In western Michigan
marking the trails of the Pottawa
tomles and other tribes thnt mi
grated back and forth before the day
of the white man. They still live and
are mighty oaks and maples. Despite
their crook there Is usually a gxd
sawing in the straight part above the
bend. But they are treasured aa his
toric monuments, reminders of the
trail blazers who did not have ax-s
or did not care to mutilate the tree
by cutting.
Mother of Five Healthy
Children Speak
,7?V Everett, Wash.
The" i nrthing so
ucilMUl ill imiiiirr
hood ss Dr. Pierce's
In rS li tion. I amthe mother
Ksi.lAl of five as fine, healthy
ytCX'chiMren as any one
tfrfyrff Of cou'd with for and I
S7 if fa U ''ve rnedicine
F I'lfj ff great credit, for I U)k
I I Ui V it each time and it
Mb Iraae km 14 kept me in such good
physical condition tlut I was always able
to do my own work right up to the but
ever lost my strength at any time, I
would not think of going thru expectancy
without taking this tonic." Mrs. C ll
Armstrong, 2811 Victor Place.
Fluid or tablets. All dealers.
Send 10c to Dr. Tierce's Invalids Ho
tel in Buffalo, N. Y, if you want a trial
package of Prescription Tablets.
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The Funny Mortal
Funny mortal I lie lives In a town
where It Is commercial suicide to of
fend the Local Big Ouy, and yet feels
superior to the free man on the farm.
Los Angeles Times.
Wisdom Is enly found In truth.
Most secrets nre greatly magni
fied In Importance.
Free from pimples!
Wbat a relief It la to know that your akin can
be free of pimples. Anoint it gently with
tUTICXItA OIN TMENT, then waali olt in a
few minutes with tUTICI KA 80 A P and
warm water. A very simple but eaiiafying
treatment of pimples
The CUTICL'HA Treatment has been used
for years In thousands of homes throughout
the world.
Soap SSa. OfntnMot ISa. and Sua. Talnia ISa.
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taste of Castoria, and Its mildness
mikes it suitable for the tiniest
Infant, and for frequent use.
And a more liberal dose, of
Castoria is alwavs better for
I growing children than some need
essly strong medicine meant only
for adult use. Genuine Caitoria
always hat Chai. H. Fletcher's
signature on the wrapper, Pre
scribed by doctors i
Feet of Clay
We consecrate a great deal of
iiaetiAe because It was allowed by
great men. There Is none without his
foible. liiiiersoii.
The wise too Jciilous an', fools
too secure. Cotigreve.
The world's nil Inn aitd death the
Journey end. Pryden.
Kill Rats
Without Poison
4 New Ctrmtniirti' thmi
Won't kill IJveefocfc, Poetry,
Dog, Cat, or even Baby Chick
K Of tx uhi ehoul 0t homt fcera i piul
trr f rd wllh absolute iilflf It 'ontalm mm
avail HMa. K--0 la ma4e ol Squill. aa
raomfnandff4tr U S.Dil bfAgrtc nil at cur. Jff
the Connahle pracaaa which Inauraa mailmam
alrnih Tw tana a(ll4 f?l Mia at Araanaat
Stat farm. HodrJt of othti WMImaniala.
tel m Maoey -Lne'4 OuatsnlH.
ImM apon K-R O.tha anginal Squill tilfr
mlnator. Al eoaltrr eupplr. drug, ene ar6
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euniiaetkxi with l'arkrr'aHair Reliant. Makaaihe
hair afl and fluffy, tu ranta bf mail or at dm
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tVkm fcN ASM JkA NCI! 1 1 In eckninlircr-
in tha l)r. C. J. Due) lanvwe
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